Averell H. Sherker

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The increase in the use of herbal and dietary supplements (HDSs) over the last decades has been accompanied by an increase in the reports of HDS-associated hepatotoxicity. The spectrum of HDS-induced liver injury is diverse and the outcome may vary from transient liver test increases to fulminant hepatic failure resulting in death or requiring liver(More)
Portal hypertension is one of the most significant complications of both acute and chronic liver diseases. It generally develops as a result of an increase in vascular resistance at the prehepatic, intrahepatic, or postherpetic level. An increase in portal blood flow may also contribute. The dominant cause of portal hypertension relates to liver cirrhosis(More)
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